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Tim Wallach

Eligible in 2002.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: July 09, 2007 at 01:41 AM | 10 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: July 09, 2007 at 01:52 AM (#2434254)
The greatest Expo third baseman of all-time.
   2. OCF Posted: July 09, 2007 at 01:56 AM (#2434255)
Brooks Robinson - lite.

As a HoMer, I don't see it, despite the career length.
   3. . . . . . . . . . . Posted: July 09, 2007 at 02:21 AM (#2434286)
Wallach was above average if he hit .260+. He hit .260+ 8 times in his career.
   4. Chris Fluit Posted: July 09, 2007 at 04:26 AM (#2434403)
His mom was a professional baseball player, too.
   5. Gold Star - just Gold Star Posted: July 09, 2007 at 04:49 AM (#2434432)
In 1987, this was CLE third baseman Brook Jacoby's line: 300/387/541, for an OPS+ of 142.
And, the same season, Tim Wallach: 298/343/514, with an OPS+ of 121.
But one player had Tim Raines hitting ahead of him, and the other didn't.
Wallach's RBI: 123.
Jacoby's: 69.
   6. OCF Posted: July 09, 2007 at 05:36 AM (#2434470)
GSfRB - hey, that's my example! I've been using it for years. (Wallach finished well ahead of Raines in the 1987 MVP voting.)
   7. DL from MN Posted: July 09, 2007 at 02:35 PM (#2434625)
Makes the spreadsheet around 150. That's pretty good but not close.
   8. Shooty would run in but these bone spurs hurt! Posted: July 09, 2007 at 04:39 PM (#2434744)
In 1987, this was CLE third baseman Brook Jacoby's line: 300/387/541, for an OPS+ of 142.
And, the same season, Tim Wallach: 298/343/514, with an OPS+ of 121.
But one player had Tim Raines hitting ahead of him, and the other didn't.
Wallach's RBI: 123.
Jacoby's: 69.


It looks like Jacoby hit 6th or 7th much of the year, right behind Joe Carter and Cory Snyder. No wonder he didn't have any RBI's. If he'd hit 3rd behind Butler and Franco and Pat Tabler, he would've broke 100 easy. Good job Pat Corrales.
   9. Jose Canusee Posted: July 10, 2007 at 12:06 AM (#2435140)
At the risk of making this a Brook Jacoby thread, I initially assumed that there was a rate stat difference, but Jacoby played in 155 games. Then I thought maybe it was some inherent bias against players with girly names, but he had already been an All-Star. So that 32 HR/.300 season was pretty impressive. But what struck me was this sequence:
120
137
73
101
90

In that 87 season, he not only hit 80% more HR than his 2nd best, he also was tough to strike out (he walked 75 times).
   10. baudib Posted: July 10, 2007 at 09:07 AM (#2435448)
Jacoby also hit about nothing w/RISP.

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